December 30, 2014

LOFT & Give Back Box

 LOFT Give Back Box

LOFT has partnered with Give Back Box to donate your gently used clothing and accessories to goodwill. To learn more, please read here and here. I'm always looking for those donation bins and now you can donate easily from the comfort of your home! There is no weight limit so I'll be looking for an extra large box. If you're having a hard time reselling your things then why not give it to someone in need? End the year on a good note.

 My #givebackbox

OTHER ALTERNATIVES

Sell your items on eBay and donate a portion of your earnings to charity.

If you live in Massachusetts this not-for-profit organization's website lists other charitable organizations by (household goods) category.
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December 28, 2014

Sale Alerts & Recent LOFT Fitting Room Try-Ons

Comfy #neutral layers for traveling on #Saturdaze.  The 'shadow animal printblocked shell' fit me perfectly in size XXSP and it's 40% off @loftgirl. Please check out my latest blog post for my sale picks. // 👉 Sign up once at www.LIKEtoKNOW.it

Weekend Sale Alerts:
  • Ann Taylor - 40% off select full-price styles with code GET40 and extra 60% off sale styles. The current promotion includes my favorite crossbody bag (reviewed here).
  • Banana Republic - Up to 50% off hundreds of new reductions in stores and online. Extra 50% off sale styles with code BRSALE exclusively online. Cardmembers get an extra 10% off when you use your Banana Card, Gap Card or Old Navy Card. Ends 1/6.
  • Forever 21 - Up to 75% off holiday favorites in-store and online. My recent online order didn't work out except for the sleepy sheep slippers which I quickly shared on Instagram and ordered in size M/L when I noticed they popped back in stock. They're now sold out yet again but please sign up via email and hopefully they'll restock them once again. I gifted my last pair to my sister-in-law and her babies ended up making a tug of war out of them since they're so cute.
  • J.Crew - Extra 40% off winter sale styles with code STYLE2015.
  • J.Crew Factory - Extra 40% off clearance with code EXTRA40. Online only.
  • LOFT - 50% off everything in stores and online (excludes Lou & Grey new arrivals). Ends in 2 days. US only.
I love the shadow animal spot shell and I wore it a lot while visiting my family last week.

So blessed to be home with my family for the next week. I changed into my comfy clothes and these two pieces ended up next to one another. I'm obsessed with this pairing! 👯 The @louandgrey contrast cardigan is 50% off and the @loftgirl shadow anim

Here is a clearer view of the shadow animal spot shell on me:

LOFT Shadow Animal Spot Printblocked Shell, size XXSP

I loved the Lou & Grey contrast cardigan so much that I got it in the other color since it was 50% off.

#Latergram of some #comfy layers. @louandgrey 'contrast cardigan' that I got in another color since it was 50% off (still is with the current sale) and @loftgirl 'essential sweatshirt'. @liketoknow.it www.liketk.it/KXJK #liketkit #loveLOFT #louandgrey

'Mixed stripe tee' from @loftgirl. I took size XS for a relaxed fit. I'm happy to report that it washed well on cold and air dried. 👯 Now 40% off. // @liketoknow.it www.liketk.it/KzY0 #liketkit #loveLOFT #salealert

 LOFT Mosaic Stripe Rib Trim Tank & Open Hoodie, size XSP
LOFT Mosaic Stripe Rib Trim Tank, size XSP
LOFT Open Hoodie, size XSP (see fit comparison of XS vs. XSP here)
The petite sleeves may be too tight for some so you may want to size up for a more comfortable fit.

LOFT Essential Sweatshirt, size XS
LOFT Essential Sweatshirt, size XS (I liked how it dips in the back and covers the butt)
Madden Girl 'Poppyyy' espadrille flats (runs a half size larger, see my review here)

LOFT Grid Jacquard Sweatshirt, size XS
LOFT Grid Jacquard Sweatshirt, size XS
The material is nice an thick and runs true to size except for the sleeves which are a tad long. However, unlike other sweaters I've tried on in size XS the shoulder seams were not in the right place on me.

I love Old Navy Rockstar super skinny jeans (my favorite washes are out of stock) but every once in a while I'll try on LOFT jeans like this pair below. I wasn't too surprised that size 24/00P fit me since LOFT jeans can run big due to vanity sizing but I would have preferred a longer length instead of the ankle fit since it's winter. I got to wear my favorite flats since we enjoyed a mild week while visiting my family in PA.

LOFT Modern High Waist Skinny Ankle, size 24/00 petite
LOFT Modern High Waist Skinny Ankle, size 00/24P
(I couldn't find the link to the exact pair online.)

I also tried on these Lou & Grey new arrivals (excluded from the current promotion):

Lou & Grey Spacedye Anorak, size XS
Lou & Grey Spacedye Anorak, size XS
This is a really cute anorak and my mom loved it. I'll have to keep my eye out for a size L for her when it goes on sale.

Lou & Grey Shawl Jacket, size XS
Lou & Grey Shawl Jacket, size XS (similar)
Note: I noticed this jacket received a poor review for not washing well likely due to the rayon material so wash with caution or dry clean.

Lou & Grey Brushstripe Jacket, size XS
Lou & Grey Brushstripe Jacket, size XS
I was hoping this jacket would be somewhat petite-friendly but the sleeves are really long and wide.

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December 18, 2014

Sale Alert: 40% Off Everything and 50% Off Sweaters at LOFT

LOFT New Arrivals - Open Hoodie
The LOFT Open Hoodie is my favorite piece.  
(Update 1/15: I sized up to SP because of the tight arms.)
LOFT Striped Two in One Sweater

LOFT updated their website with a lot of pretty new arrivals and the latest sale is 40% off everything (excludes Lou & Grey new arrivals) and 50% off sweaters. The 50% sale on sweaters includes my favorite Lou & Grey contrast cardigan and merino wool open sweater jacket. The latter is sold out online but it's worth keeping tabs on this as I've noticed random sizes pop up online but not the elusive size XXS.

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Annie gifted me this pretty cardigan and I love it so much! It's really warm and actually made me sweat when I wore it the other day with my coat. I can see that I'll be reaching for it a lot when the winter elements really pick up.

Today's #cozy layer is one of my new favorite sweaters from @louandgrey (gifted from @stylishpetite 💕). #Bow top is old from @anntaylor. // @liketoknow.it www.liketk.it/JFIE #liketkit #TheAmpersand #loveLOFT #bfftrends
Lou & Grey Contrast Cardigan
Ann Taylor bow detail top (from last year)
Tiffany Signature Pearl Pendant (I don't usually link to my jewelry but I received a few questions recently)

I also tried do to some flatlays last week and it's a lot of fun. I enjoy seeing flatlays for outfit ideas and people can get really creative by adding bits of color and texture.

My first attempt at a #flatlay and #outfit details from the other day. // 👉 Sign up once at www.LIKEtoKNOW.it and LIKE this photo to receive an email with direct links to available items. Boots, scarf and socks sre old. I found a pair of the e
{See the outfit on me here}
LOFT Lace Hem Cardigan
J.Crew Shoe-Sketch Scarf (from last year)
Ann Taylor Mini Pebbled Signature Tote (see my previous review here)
Old Navy Rockstar Super Skinny Legging Jeans
Argle heart socks (old from Old Navy I believe)
Chloe Wrap Strap Boots (old, buy pre-owned in black size 7.5 here)

This 'textural tunic #sweater' is on sale and an additional 40% off at @loftgirl. 👯  // 👉 Sign up once at www.LIKEtoKNOW.it and LIKE this photo to receive an email with product details. @liketoknow.it www.liketk.it/JVgU #liketkit #love

Lastly, this J.Crew Crewcuts Wool Bow Melton Coat is now 30% off with code GIFTNOW! The online petite reviewer is accurate as I also had to exchange my size 14 for a size 12. I updated the measurements of both sizes in my previous post here. Note: Keep an eye out for pop ups and out of stock sizes in the early morning hours on their website.

Crewcuts Wool Bow Melton Coat

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December 10, 2014

LOFT Sale Alert, Fitting Room Try-Ons & My Sales Picks

LOFT is offering 50% off everything online (includes Lou & Grey) and free shipping with code WRAPIT. The sale ends tonight 12/10 at 2:59AM ET but hopefully they extend this sale. They also currently have a promotion in stores for 50% off tops and sweaters so I took home a few items tonight. A few of the things I had recently ordered ended up being the wrong size so they'll need to go back since I hadn't had an opportunity to shop in store to see and try things on for size since Thanksgiving.

Here are some of my LOFT picks and fitting room try-ons:

LOFT Merino Wool Open Sweater Jacket, size XS
LOFT Merino Wool Open Sweater Jacket, size XS (another view here)
I wanted this jacket so badly and it's currently sold out online. I was beyond excited when the helpful associates at Prudential located one XS in store on the mannequin. They also let me use my $25 cash card on my purchase tonight. The sleeves are long if you're normally petites like me but with my longer arms I can wear 24-25" sleeves so they fit me perfectly.
LOFT Animal Jacquard Sweater, size S

Lou & Grey Contrast Cardigan, size XS
Lou & Grey Contrast Cardigan, size XS
I loved this cardigan since I spotted it online and I'm so glad it didn't disappoint in real life. The lavender color is a lovely neutral.

LOFT Lace Front Shell, size XXSP
LOFT Lace Front Shell, size XXSP
I'm usually XSP so I'd say this runs one size bigger.

LOFT Shadow Animal Spot Sweatshirt Blouse, size XSP
LOFT Shadow Animal Spot Sweatshirt Blouse, size XSP
The sleeveless shell here runs very long so I would recommend it in petites.

LOFT Striped Mixed Media Sweater, size SP
LOFT Striped Mixed Media Sweater, size SP
Size SP fits similar to regular XS seen on me here.
Update 12/12: I received size XXS which I ordered online in grey and white stripes. The sleeves were tighter so I decided to keep regular XS. Note that the back of the grey striped version has a slightly sheer back but it doesn't bother me. Also size SP (above) and regular XS (two sweaters pictured directly below) fit very similar.

LOFT Striped Mixed Media Sweater, size XS

LOFT Mixed Media Sweater, size XS
LOFT Striped Mixed Media Sweater, size XS
Out of the three colors I tried on in this sweater I think the grey one is most flattering on me.

LOFT Textural Tunic Sweater, size XSP
LOFT Textural Tunic Sweater, size XSP (colorblock version here)

LOFT Blurred Animal Spot Blouse, size XSP
LOFT Blurred Animal Spot Blouse, size XSP
The sleeveless shell here runs very long so I would recommend it in petites.

Lou & Grey Drapeneck Tunic, size XS
Lou & Grey Drapeneck Tunic, size XS
This tunic sweater looked really long on me in real life so I would probably need it in PXS.

LOFT Pointelle Button Back Sweater, size XS
LOFT Pointelle Button Back Sweater, size XS
Update 12/12: I ordered XXS online which arrived today. It actually looks like how it does on the online stock image but I didn't love it on me so this one will be going back.

Ann Taylor Lace Overlay Top, size S
Ann Taylor Lace Overlay Top, size S (now 50% off with code JOYFUL50)
Size S fits me okay but I had the chance to try on size XS the other day and it was more flattering and not overly form fitting. I'm waiting for another 50% sale on tops to snap this one up.

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December 08, 2014

{UPDATED} LOFT Sale Alert: 50% Off Everything & Green Monday Sales

LOFT POINTELLE BUTTON BACK SWEATER
  • Amazon  - Shop Green Monday deals here. 30% off eligible items with code GRNMON14. I have Amazon Prime thanks to my friend (you can share your membership with 3 people) but now through 12/30, if your order is $35 or more, you may qualify for free shipping. I tend to buy stocking stuffers via Amazon since they have great prices and free shipping. A few years ago I got this Key Pete key holder in a few colors since it was such a conversation piece. My little sister ended up using hers as a jewelry holder attached to her fuse box since she lives in a small studio.
  • Ann Taylor - 50% off full price sweaters and pants in stores and online with code FESTIVE50. Ends 12/9 10AM ET.
  • Banana Republic, Gap and Old Navy - 40% off your purchase with code FESTIVE. Ends 12/9 at 11:59 PM ET. The Lisa scarf is one of my favorite purchases and I loved it so much I got it in both colors as well as the navy color for my mom.
  • Forever 21 - 30% off select merchandise. Ends online today 12/8 but valid in stores through 12/11. These bear face mittens (not on sale) and faux shearling bear slippers (now $7) are adorable.
  • J.Crew - 25% off your purchase of $100+ or 30% off your purchase of $150+ in stores and online with code MERRYMERRY. Ends 12/9.
  • J.Crew Factory - 40-60% off everything in stores and online including new arrivals. It looks like this weekend's sale was extended today 12/8. I love this skirted dress coat even though I don't need another coat.
  • Kate Spade - 25% off their entire site with code JACKPOT. Ends 12/9 at 2:59AM ET.
  • LOFT - 50% off everything online (includes Lou & Grey) with code WRAPIT. Ends today 12/10. Now through 12/2 use the stackable code HOLIDAY1 for an additional $25 off your full-price purchase of $50 or more. I missed this past weekend's sale for 40% off but I'm glad I did because I managed to get a few sweaters I wanted for 50% off with today's sale including the cute pointelle button back sweater pictured above in powder blue melange. Here are some of my other LOFT picks:
12092014 LOFT SALE - 50% off full-priced sweaters and tops, extra 40% off sale items.
LOFT Coated Long Anorak (see my review of size XSP here)
LOFT Mixed Media Sweater (striped version here)
LOFT Animal Jacquard Sweater (last seen on me here in size S)
  • Nordstrom -  Up to 40% off select new markdowns.
  • Stuart Weitzman - 35% off the first pair and 45% off each additional pair (select styles only).
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December 05, 2014

Weekend Sale Alerts Including 40% Off Everything at LOFT

@LOFT sale alert weekend of 12/5/14
LOFT Merino Wool Open Sweater Jacket (I really hope this will come in petites)
  • Ann Taylor - 40% off your entire purchase in stores and online with code GET40. Ends 12/8 3AM ET.
  • Banana Republic - Cardmembers enjoy 40% off full-priced styles in stores and online with code BRXODAYS. Ends 12/7.
  • J.Crew - 25% off your purchase of $100+ or 30% off your purchase of $150+ in stores and online with code MERRYMERRY. Cardmember save 30% off your purchase with code MERRYCARD. Ends 12/9.
  • J.Crew Factory - 40-60% off everything in stores and online. Cardmembers enjoy and extra 25% off your purchase with code CARDSHOP. Ends 12/7.
  • LOFT - 40% off everything in stores and online (includes Lou & Grey). Ends 12/7.

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November 30, 2014

Cyber Monday Sales, J.Crew Chateau Parka & The Limited Scandal Collection Reviews

Banana Republic Lisa Scarf & LOFT Striped Mesh Trim Sweater, size XS
Banana Republic Lisa Scarf (now $35.70 after 40% off)
LOFT Striped Mesh Trim Sweater, size XS (now $20 after an additional 50% off)
Ann Taylor Pebbled Signature Crossbody bag (now $49 after 50% off and available in 4 colors)

  • Amazon  - Shop their Cyber Monday deals here.
  • Ann Taylor - 50% off your entire purchase through 12/2 3AM ET with code CYBER50 (valid US only).
  • Banana Republic, Gap and Old Navy - 40% off your purchase with code CYBER. Ends 12/1 at 11:59 PM ET. Shop my picks here:

  • Bloomingdales - Take 25% off a great selection of regular and sale-price items.
  • C.Wonder - 40% off everything. Ends 12/1.
  • Forever 21 - In-stores and online: 20 % off when you spend $60 with code CYBER20. 30% off when you spend $100 with code CYBER30. 30% off sale items. Free shipping on all orders ends today 2:59AM ET! These wrap faux suede boots look like the Rag & Bone Harrow booties but for a fraction of the price. Shop my other picks here:

  • J.Crew - 30% full price styles, extra 40% off sale styles and free shipping with code MONDAY. Ends 12/1.
  • J.Crew Factory - 50% off everything plus get an extra 10% off and free shipping with code YOUVEGOTSALE. Ends 12/1. I love this ruffle-collar dress coat but note that it's on the thinner side.
  • Kate Spade - 30% off their entire site with code CYBER30. Ends 12/2 at 2:59AM ET.
  • LOFT - 50% off everything online only with code MONDAY (valid US only). Ends today 11/30 3AM ET then it's 50% off in stores only tomorrow 12/1. Shop my picks here:
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  • Lord & Taylor - Extra 25% off regular and sale priced items online only with code MONDAY. Ends 12/1.
  • Nordstrom -  Many items are up to 40% off.
  • Piperlime - 30% off sitewide and extra 40% off sale items with code CYBERSALE. Ends 12/2 at 2:59AM ET.
  • Shopbop.com - 15% off $250, 20% off $500, 25% off $1000 with code GOBIG14 from now until 12/1 11:59PM PT.
  • The Limited -  Get 40% off the Scandal Collection (not combinable with other sitewide offers), 60% off online exclusives and 50% off everything else with code THANKS. Also ending midnight tonight (11/30) get an extra 15% off your purchase of $100 or more.
  • Tory Burch - 20% off $300, 25% off $500, 30% off $750 with code LUCKY.  Ends 12/1 11:59PM PT. I would recommend their Sullivan boots if you're 5'3" and above since the shaft is taller (see my review here).

Many Black Friday deals are still valid through tonight 11/30. Please see my previous blog post here and also check out my gift ideas here. As I mentioned in my previous post I purchased this J.Crew Chateau Parka in heather dusk which is the grey color. I love the relaxed, swingy fit of this jacket as seen in the few pictures I shared below.

Size 00 regular measurements are as follows:

14" shoulders
36" chest
48" along bottom hem
24" sleeve length
12" upper arm circumference
32" total length

J.Crew Chateau Parka, size 00 (heather dusk)
J.Crew Chateau Parka, size 00 (heather dusk)
Forever 21 Mixed-Knit Cowl Neck Sweater in grey, size XS
Stuart Weitzman Justmine boots (similar, OTK Mainline style is back in stock here and here)

Banana Republic Lisa Scarf & J.Crew Chateau Parka, size 00 (heather dusk)

Update 12/8: Here are some updated photos of the J.Crew Chateau parka that my husband took for me when we went to see Portland head lighthouse in Maine.

Bundled up in @jcrew.🌀 {#salealert} The @anntaylor mini tote is 50% off with code WISH50. // 👉 Sign up once at www.LIKEtoKNOW.it and LIKE this photo to receive an email with direct links to available/similar items. @liketoknow.it www.l

Obsessed with the #fluffy #fauxfur hood. #itssofluffy 🙆 @liketoknow.it www.liketk.it/H6Ra #liketkit #ThanksGiftingit #capeelizabeth {📷 by my hubby @justintsaiphotography}

The Limited is my little sister's favorite store. She was shopping in store when I spotted the Scandal Collection which I tried on despite the fact that petites wasn't available. I was surprised by how well some of the items fit me. My favorite item from the collection was this embroidered lace sheath dress which is gorgeous in real life but it wasn't available in a smaller size for me to try on. All of the items I tried on in stores were in size XS and at the time it was only 30% off but I just noticed that the collection is 40% off online with code THANKS. See Gigi's try-ons and reviews on the collection here.

The Limited Scandal Collection - Tailored Cape Coat, size XS
The Limited Scandal Collection - Tailored Cape Coat, size XS
(This cape ran a little loose for me in the chest but fit elsewhere and it's warm since it's double layered. It's like a vest with a cape so it's not open in the back unlike many other capes.)
Forever 21 Mixed-Knit Cowl Neck Sweater in grey, size XS

The Limited Scandal Collection - Funnel Neck Tweed Jacket, size XS

The Limited Scandal Collection - Ruffle Collar Top, size XS


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